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By weight: The dosage recommended for the treatment of schistosomiasis is: 20 mg/kg bodyweight three times a day as a one day treatment, at intervals of not less than 4 hours and not more than 6 hours. I am sure your doctor will recommend the best dosage for you to minimize side effects. ...Read more
May bot: The parasite may die and be dissolved in your GI tract. ...Read more
Overdose.: This is a medication that is often given to animals with worms. It was easier to find info on tx for animals. If a human overdosed my understanding is that a rapid-acting laxative would be administered. If you or any other human overdoses on this medication seek emergency medical treatment. ...Read more
One day therapy: With 2 or3 doses during that day. ...Read more
Was prescribed Praziquantel for Clonorchiasis...75mg/kg in 3 divided doses (1800mg/dose...3 doses per day) for 2 days. Does this sound right to you?
Yes.: It is important to have the diagnosis correct. But the treatment you outline is correct. 75 mg/kg orally in three divided doses for two days. ...Read more
Rx taken for parasites (biltricide), still see heavy mucous in stool along with what looks like worm pieces. What next?
Theparasites: If you have completed your course of medication it will take several days to completely clear out of your system so just give it time ...Read more
I took Praziquantel for Clonorchiasis, but I have not seen Clonorchis sinensis in my stool. Should I be able to see it, or do they die in your liver?
Too small to see: The eggs of the liver fluke are released into the stool. The eggs are approximately 20 microns in length & 15 microns in width, so not really detectable by visual examination of the stool. The good news is that the 3-times-daily-for-3-days regimen of praziquantel is more than 90% successful at curing a clonorchiasis infection. If there is any doubt, could verify by rechecking stool at some point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my cat gave me n bro a tapeworm. why did my dr prescribe me albenza (albendazole) and my brothers dr bitricide?
Not certain: You can ask the doctor directly. Sometimes different medications may be chosen based on potential for drug interactions, drug allergies or the patient's medical conditions. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer